Washington confirmed its commitment to take back the heavy weapons it had supplied to Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria but did not set a time frame for the process, a US official told Turkish media following a high-level meeting in Ankara.
“We did tell them that we do intend to fulfill that commitment. But I can’t give you a specific time frame,” a US official told the Hurriyet Daily News on Wednesday, specifying that only heavy weapons delivered to the YPG would be collected.
A US delegation of officials from the defense and justice departments headed by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jonathan Cohen visited Ankara from January 23 to January 24 to meet with a Turkish delegation headed by Deputy Undersecretary of Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Muhtar Gun. The meeting took place amid Ankara’s operation “Olive Branch” against US-backed Kurdish militias in the Syrian northern Afrin district.
Source : News Agencies